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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-7578
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Muskegon
Type: Historic Sites
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Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Knowledgeable staff made this tour even more special. Thanks for being so excited about sharing your love for this historical home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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226 attraction reviews
581 helpful votes 581 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

PROS: free exhibits at the Barn; photogenic houses; interesting information about the houses, Muskegon itself back in the day. CONS: gift shop could use more items.

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Folsom, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been visiting Muskegon for years and always joked a bit about visiting the Hackley house. Well, we finally did, and the joke is definitely on us. We had a fantastic tour and leaned a ton. Having both houses side by side allows you to contrast the living styles of two prominent families in times gone by. Thee woodwork in... More

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Muskegon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hackley and Hume were instrumental in establishing much of what is in Muskegon today. They earned their wealth by being a part of making Muskegon the lumber capital of the world. Their homes show how folks lived 100 years ago.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Here in my town, Muskegon,Michigan, Charles Hackley was a businessman(lumber baron) who saw all the trees as a source of income and employment to build the town. He and his wife were very generous and donated huge amounts.Named after them is Hackley hospital, Hackley Library, and their Hackley home. Its an original home that has the same woodwork, windows, and... More

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Rothbury
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

took family there, a lot to see. very interesting to see the old ways and living. Beautiful. Kids had fun. Bringing little kids is harder however, too many temptations to touch.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent 1.5 hour tour of these two historic houses. Tour guide ( Marian) certainly knew her stuff and gave a real insight into the houses and ther former owners. She is still finding out things about these houses 15 years after she started work as a guide. A $5 fee is good value for money. Also try the art musuem... More

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MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

One of the best historical homes I've seen. The wood work is amazing. Look like russian palaces. Tour was great. Only $5 per person, kids free. Many original details & furniture.

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Green Bay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

For $5 you get to visit 2 historic Victorian homes that were built around 1889 plus their "duplex" garage! The workers are very knowledgeable volunteers who tried to make us feel welcome. The homes are preserved right now as if it was 1913, the year 2 young ladies of the family got married. You get to see every detail of... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We visited with my in-laws in July 2013, it was my first time taking the tour despite living in the area my entire life. Several interesting facts are offered about Muskegon, the Hackleys, the Humes and the restoration of the homes. The houses are very ornate and your tour guide will add on things if your group has extra time.... More

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